Caregiver and elderly woman on a bench


The mission of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.

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“I feel the key ingredient to attaining a successful outcome is letting the client know they are in control and we are only here to help. Our goal is to set them up with the support services they need to remain home, happy, and as independent as possible.”

- Bridget Free, Bennington Data & Administrative Assistant

"When I returned home from the hospital, I wasn’t able to prepare meals. My Case Manager arranged for meals to be delivered to my home until I could manage for myself."

- Anne Nonymous

SVCOA News & Events

Cold weather is upon us! Call SVCOA today at 802-786-5990 to learn more about Vermont's seasonal fuel assistance programs and eligibility guidelines.

News, notes, updates, events and more from Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging's Nutrition and Wellness Department!

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging today announced that it will be accepting applications from Bennington and Rutland county community organizations for grant funding available to support the provision of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programming to older Vermonters and caregivers in SVCOA’s service area.

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